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Hold fast to what is good
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2023

Rowley: Hold fast to what is good
He highlighted T&T assuming the presidency of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the signing of an agreement with Vene­zuela with respect to the Dragon gas field, and the performance of local athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games among the country's recent achievements.

Three professors get ORTT, the country's highest award

National award recipients humbled, honoured

Chaconia Gold for Coosal and Roach
Business Hall of Fame inductees awarded...

Newsday columnist among national awardees
Mahase, a Newsday columnist, is one of eight people being awarded the Chaconia Medal, Silver, at Sunday's national awards ceremony at President's House, St Ann's. She is being recognised in the spheres of education, volunteerism and advocacy.

Former principal dedicates award for public service to pupils, staff

Perspectives on the upcoming budget
I want to talk sensibly about timely perspectives the upcoming budget might feature, but the Government has not provided me with its reviews of its economic performance to enable me to do so. It has not engaged the public on the macro measures—or any other kind of measures for that matter—that the country needs to grow its real GDP and push it towards the achievement of the vision of developed country status by 2030. So I, along with every other commentator, am left to speculate about what is appropriate.

More marketing dollars needed
Tourism stakeholders on 2024 budget:

Tobago ready for 'Ritual, Revelry & Release'
Tobago will host its second full October Carnival celebration, entitled “Ritual, Revelry & Release”, from October 27 to 29.

Smart building designs, trees can help reduce heat

Tobago Prison slipping into the sea as coastal erosion worsens
In 2020, former acting commissioner of prisons Dennis Pulchan announced a new correctional facility at Montessori Drive, Glen Road, Scarborough, for “low-level crimes” inmates. Within days, residents protested the idea and the plan was shut down soon after.

With temporary status for Venezuelans, the Biden administration turns to a familiar tool
On Wednesday, Mayorkas announced temporary legal status for an estimated 472,000 Venezuelans who had arrived in the country as of July 31 - including some who ignored his stern warnings and came illegally. Circumstances change, but the Biden administration's sharp expansion of Temporary Protected Status may complicate its messaging.

NYC street named after murdered Trinidad and Tobago-born advocate
Perhaps drawing from her own experiences in the borough when she migrated from TT to the US at 16, Bernard advocated fearlessly for minority groups, particularly within the construction sector, where many of them had found work.

No breakthrough in Guanapo killings
Investigating officers are yet to make a breakthrough into Thursday's bloodbath in the Heights of Guanapo in Arima, where four children were killed while asleep at their home.

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